How to create a DIY Market with acme Fresh Market in Dickson
You’ll want to start off with a good idea, said Sarah Purdy, executive director of the nonprofit organization Acme Fresh.
Acme is a community farm in New York City that grows organic produce, and has about 60 acres.
“We’ve got a really good community that comes together to grow things, and we need to create this market that is going to be open for everybody,” Purdy said.
Purdy said you’ll want a market that’s small enough to have people visiting for a few hours, but large enough that you can keep people coming back for more.
You’ll also want to make sure you have an outdoor space to gather and gather around the produce, Purdy added.
You can have a lot of food available in a space that can accommodate a lot.
“It’s really hard to get the space to really be big,” she said.
“So I’d like to get a really big space and not be limited by what we have.”
Purdy also wants to ensure that the market is clean and that everyone is treated well.
In addition to food, she said she wants to include some of the arts, like a mural that depicts the story behind the farm and how Acme was founded.
“I want to do a mural to tell the story of how Acmede Fresh Market came about,” Pulsen said.
Purdy is not sure when she’ll start building out the market.
But she said the nonprofit is trying to get as many vendors as possible.
“This is really about getting all of these people together to come together, and just make something special,” she explained.
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